320 Hartford Rd, Salem, CT
The Salem Herbfarm is a characterful wedding venue located in Salem, CT. This enchanting New England getaway is a wondrous location for couples seeking privacy, serenity and scenic views on their special day. Valuing the quiet moments spent with loved ones, the staff of this location hopes to help create memories you will look back on with a tender smile. Owned and operated by couple Anne and Joe Duncan, the Salem Herbfarm has been a family business stretching back generations. Anne’s great uncle, a man by the name of Fred Washburn, bought the farm in 1915. The property has gone through many practical iterations since then, most notably when Anne and Joe refurbished the property to serve as a retail plant nursery in 1997. This venture lasted up until 2015 when the couple decided to take advantage of their storied space on the farm and create a wedding venue rich in authentic rustic charm. They renovated the original barn structure, dating all the way back to the late 1800s, to include a larger capacity for guests. Elements of the original building can still be seen in this updated version. Their classic timber frames featuring American chestnut posts and exposed beams remain intact. Surrounding the barn are the long stretches of lawn and manicured gardens. The property’s white arch can serve as a striking backdrop for your outdoor ceremony. Inside the barn, where you may host your reception, you’ll find many accouterments dating back to the building’s build date. Items of note include old tools, license plates, dog tags, and lanterns that serve the vintage feel of this venue. The barn itself has an ample seating capacity of up to 140 guests. The staff at the farm has generously compiled a list of their most trusted vendors for couples seeking a perfect match for their special day. However, should you already have your preferred vendors picked out, this team is more than happy to accommodate them. The rental of this venue comes complete with access to tables and chairs, as well as parking on-site for up to 65 vehicles. Disappear into this magical retreat and share a remarkable celebration with those closest to you.